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Big Red & Shiny CFP

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:53am
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Big Red & Shiny

Boston—October, 2015

Big Red & Shiny (www.bigredandshiny.com) is a web-based monthly publication devoted to contemporary art writing in all its facets. Centered around the history, theory, and reception of contemporary art, we have published texts and criticism on a wide range of subjects, including architecture, performance, food & art, augmented reality, the linguistic habits of art writers, in depth examinations of Mark Morrisroe, Jimmy Durham, Luther Price, & The Jogging, as well as interviews with a range of artists, curators, and program directors from around the world.

CFP Epistemocritique : Inner Speech/Inner space : literary and neurocognitive approaches (March 1st 2016)

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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 3:15am
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Pierre L. Patoine
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Epistemocritique – Call for Papers

Inner Speech / Inner Space :
Neurocognitive and Literary Approaches

Epistemocritique, a French peer-reviewed journal with a focus on the interconnections of literature and science, invites submissions for a special bilingual issue on "Inner Space / Inner Speech: Neurocognitive and Literary Approaches."

CFP: European Writers in Exile (edited collection)

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 10:27pm
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Jeff Birkenstein

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. While we understand the term "exile" to refer typically to European writers who have either been forced to leave their home country or region or chosen self-exile, this term need not be defined so narrowly. That is, various countries in Europe have long been both a refuge for people and writers from many countries and, as a continent, a strife-torn region which has forced many to flee within the continent or beyond it.

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies, Jan 31, 2016

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:45pm
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Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw

ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures for our next issue to be published autumn 2016.

For Volume 25.1 we are interested in contributions from such fields as British, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian and post-colonial literature, theatre, film, critical theory, the arts, the media, history and social studies.

Harper Lee: Revisions, an International Conference, LMU Munich, June 23-25, 2016. Deadline: November 30, 2015.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 3:52am
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Amy Mohr, Mark Olival-Bartley/Department of English and American Studies, LMU Munich

To Kill A Mockingbird, an American literary classic since its publication in 1960, along with the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, holds a unique place in the U.S. cultural imagination. Decades of scholarship analyzing the novel's literary, cultural, legal, and pedagogical implications confirm its artistic and social relevance. In July 2015, the publication of Harper Lee's alleged draft, Go Set A Watchman, followed by a wave of articles in the popular press, unsettled the novel's stable presence in the American literary canon, forcing readers to rethink critical and popular interpretations.

CFP, Issue 2, Volume 8, Literophile: "Victoriana: Class, Capital, Manners"

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 1:28am
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Literophile
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all doing direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

[update] CfP PAMLA 2015 Portland, OR – Deadline: Oct. 25 - French Culture in the Shadow of Charlie Hebdo

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Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 2:17pm
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PAMLA 2015 Portland, OR
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The panel "French Culture in the Shadow of Charlie Hebdo", held on Nov. 6 at the PAMLA 2015 conference in Portland, Oregon, is still looking for a panelist.

It is a great opportunity, perhaps for a local scholar or a graduate student, to share their work on a crucial subject.

Race in the Americas Graduate Conference April 25th-26th, 2016

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Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:27pm
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Hemispheric Americas Lecture Series, The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)

The Hemispheric Americas Lecture Series at Penn State invites proposals for a two-day interdisciplinary graduate student symposium on the topic of "Race in the Americas." Some central questions we hope to grapple with include: How do we define and conceptualize race across the Americas? How do gender and sexuality complicate our notions of race? How do national, regional, local, and global perspectives add another layer of problematization in our understandings of race? How does race politically intervene in literary, artistic, and other cultural productions? What kinds of practices—medical, judicial, and otherwise—have contributed to shaping the senses (sight, sound, etc.) of bodies in this region?

[UPDATE] Abstract Deadline Extended: 11/1/15 | 21st Southwest English Symposium, Feb 2nd, 2015

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:18pm
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Southwest English Symposium/Arizona State University
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Date: February 20th, 2015

Theme: Objects & Commodities

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost, Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology

We are excited to close out this year's symposium with a poetry reading at a local pub! Attendees are also invited to share their works there, please check out our website or contact us at swes.asu@gmail.com for more information. There will also be a social on Friday

Reminder: Twenty-First Century South African Literature: Combating Current Human Rights Abuses (ALA conference, April 6-9, 2016)

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 5:11pm
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Renée Schatteman/ African Literature Association conference
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Now that the race-based master narrative of apartheid is beginning to fade from the country's collective consciousness (as seen most clearly in the South Africans born after 1994 who have no lived experience of its system of comprehensive repression), South African literature produced in recent years has begun to explore the human dimensions of new forms of discrimination resulting from social phenomenon such as xenophobia, ethnic tensions, homophobia, language bias, and the misrepresentation of HIV and AIDS. This panel welcomes papers dealing with literary works that identify such human rights violations, explore their causes and ramifications, and challenge the post-apartheid rhetoric of the rainbow nation.

Reminder: Sindiwe Magona: Writer/Advocate for Human Rights in South Africa, ALA conference (April 6-9, 2016)

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 5:09pm
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Renee Schatteman/ African Literature Association
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The highly-prolific and well-acclaimed South African author Sindiwe Magona has been a voice for human rights and justice throughout her three decades as a writer. Her many works (including two novels, four plays, two collections of stories, two autobiographies, over 120 children's books, one biography, and one collection of poetry) demonstrate a common preoccupation with the injustices and indignities faced by South Africans both during and after apartheid. Whatever the genre, Magona focuses primarily on the experiences of women and children and provides a glimpse into domestic and familial side of life in South Africa.

[UPDATE] 2nd Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference--Deadline extended to Nov. 1

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:08pm
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Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
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The Lehigh English Department's second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh's campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016. We will be accepting proposals from Master's and Doctoral students on this year's conference theme, public humanities. Public humanities takes literature and social justice out of the confines of the classroom or academic publication by balancing theoretical concepts with practical actions and projects that benefit others in order to expand participation in and appreciation for the humanities.

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